I have been busy experimenting the past couple of days. I have been meaning to try a beaded kumihino for ages, and also wanted to try and make someting a bit more adventurous with pearls and seed beads - at last I have achieved it!
The bracelet at the top is the beaded Kumihino made with S-lon cord and size 8 seed beads. The longest part was threading all the beads onto the cord!
The two lower bracelets are the same pattern. The one on the right was my first attempt with pearls, crystal montees and crystal seed beads. I loved it so much that I then made another one using the rest of my stash of pearls and jet montees and seed beads. It is a fairly easy design once you get used to it - didn't even have to refer to the instructions for the black one! The trickiest part is adding the wire protector at each end where the beads join the clasp - good eyesight needed for that bit!
|The lower layer of the pearl bracelets|
|Starting the jet beaded layer|